transitive verb

: to find fault with : censure, criticize
obsolete : to dull the vision of
archaic : to touch upon lightly or in passing

Word History


Latin perstringere to bind up, graze, touch upon, censure, from per-, intensive prefix + stringere to draw tight, bind, touch upon

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“Perstringe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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